New Zealand has high-quality education and unbeatable lifestyle. Universities & Institutes in New Zealand set their own fees, which vary depending on your study level and subject. Courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as technology, medicine and sciences are likely to be more expensive.
|Course level||Average annual tuition fee|
|Diploma Level 4, 5 & 6||NZ$ 14000 to NZ$ 18000|
|Graduate & PG Diplomas (Level 7 & 8)||NZ$ 18000 to NZ$ 25000|
|Bachelor's||NZ$ 25000 to NZD 34000|
|Master's||NZ$ 29000 to NZD 36000|
|Doctoral & PhD||NZ$ 35000 to NZD 55000|
Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle.
When applying for a student visa, you’ll be required to provide evidence that have at least NZ$20,000 to cover your living expenses for first year. But, if you’re studying for less than one year, you must have at least $1,666 for each month of your study program to contribute as your living expenses.
Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.
To help you understand what costs to expect, we have developed a sample weekly budget for you. The following is only estimated costs and are based on a single student living in shared accommodation
|Rent (shared)||NZ$ 100 to NZ$ 230|
|Electricity, gas, water||NZ$ 40 to NZ$ 45|
|Food||NZ$ 90 - NZ$ 150|
|Phone and Internet||NZ$ 20 to NZ$ 35|
|Public Transport||upto NZ$ 60|
|Entertainment||NZ$ 45 to NZ$ 120|